Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Final weeks of "Divine Encounter: Abraham and the Angels" at The Frick Collection

Rembrandt (1606–1669) "Abraham Entertaining the Angels" (c. 1646) Oil on oak panel 6 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches (16.1 x 21.1 cm) Private collection
NEW YORK---Beginning in the late 1630s and increasingly through the 1640s, Rembrandt shifted away from the dynamic movement of his earlier work towards imagery characterized by stillness and calm. These are the defining qualities of the artist’s "Abraham Entertaining the Angels" of 1646, all within a panel measuring fewer than nine inches wide. Depictions of stories from the Old Testament were highly popular in the predominantly Calvinist society of the Dutch Republic.  These are the final weeks of "Divine Encounter" at The Frick Collection, and this weekend features a tour led by Christians in the Visual Arts. [CIVA Tour, August 6, 2017]

 The Frick Collection: "Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels" (Through August 20, 2017); 1 E 70th St, New York, New York; (212) 288-0700;